Alfresco Dining In Any Climate

Sun-safe draperies can be drawn to provide shade for a casual space that can be used for simple dining, lounging or napping.

This week is Garden Week! Celebrate the great outdoors and get inspired with a few of our favorite outdoor dining spaces. A connection to nature is so important for a sense of well-being and overall health. Spending time outdoors, eating healthy food, enjoying the company of family and friends, is the best way to bring […]

Sensational Spring Colors for the Home

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Bringing the vibrancy of spring into your home can be as simple as welcoming one of these sensational spring colors.

How to Avoid Interior Design Nightmares- Now FREE on Kindle

avoid interior design nightmares

My book, “How to Avoid Interior Design Nightmares (and Enjoy Creating Your Dream Home) What you Should Know Before Hiring an Interior Designer,”  is available for FREE this week only- click here to get your Kindle copy now. Deciding to hire a designer can be a scary thing. How do you know if it […]

Going Green with Heirloom Furniture

heirloom quality furniture

Going for eco-friendly interior design can be as simple as hanging onto your heirloom pieces, which already count as green furnishings.

Sesshu Design Named Best Interior Designer 2014

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We are pleased to announce that we were selected as Best Interior Designer in the Best of Our Valley 2014 from AZ Foothills Magazine. This is such an honor and we feel so blessed to have such support from our fans, clients and friends. Each year asks readers what their favorites are, offering thousands of options […]

Sesshu Design Nominated for Best Interior Designer

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  We are so honored that Sesshu Design Associates have been nominated for Best of Our Valley 2014. Each year, thousands of nominees duke it out for the top spot in more than 300 Best of Our Valley categories.  Voting runs October 1 through November 30. (One vote per registered e-mail, per category, per day) […]

Elegant and Eco-Friendly Water Fixtures

European Luxury Design Grophe bath fixtures

Luxury and responsibility: Thanks to the expanding line of EPA-approved WaterSense certified fixtures, you can replace your kitchen and bathroom fixtures with water-conserving faucets that still have the elegant style you enjoy. Yes, you can go green without sacrificing your personal style, your convenience or your luxury. Benefits of an eco friendly faucet  A faucet with […]

Fun Home Theater Designs to Inspire Your Room

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A home theater can be many things: a sanctuary, a mancave, a gathering place, or just a room to watch your favorite films. Here are some cool designs that can help stir up your creative juices when designing your home theater.FIRST, AVOID: “Deconstructed” Home Theater Some people like to look homeless these days. All they […]

Sensible Green – Eco-Friendly Contruction from a Builder’s Viewpoint

green builders

I received this article from a local builder, Cullum Homes, and just really appreciated the sensible ideas and approach they take, so I thought I would share it with you.  I hope you will let me know what you think. Sensible Green Sustainable construction is nothing mysterious. Its most important aspects are some of the […]

Monday Morning Musings- Stay Calm in the Storm

stay calm in the storm

Where are the storms in your life?  How do you weather them?